Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2009 , Vol 55 , Num 4
Case Report: Wrist Neuropathic Arthropathy Secondary to Syringomyelia
İlker Yağcı 1 ,Özlem Özkök 1 ,Işıl Üstün 1 ,Mehmet Ağırman 1 ,O. Hakan Gündüz 2 ,Gülseren Akyüz 3
1 Marmara Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Fiziksel Tıp ve Rehabilitasyon Anabilim Dalı, İstanbul, Türkiye
2 Marmara Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Fiziksel Tıp ve Rehabilitasyon Anabilim Dalı, İstanbul
3 Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Marmara University Faculty of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey

Neuropathic arthropathy is a progressive, degenerative arthritis affecting one or more peripheral or vertebral articulations and is associated with an underlying central or peripheral neurological disorder. Diabetes mellitus and syphilis are among the most common causes of the neuropathic arthropathy. Syringomyelia is a chronic progressive degenerative or developmental disorder of the spinal cord and may lead to neuropathic arthropathy in the upper extremities. Herein, we report a case of neuropathic arthropathy with wrist involvement secondary to syringomyelia. 

Keywords : Neuropathic artropathy, Charcot joint, syringomyelia